Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Henry Ford pictures

From trips_2010

President John F. Kennedy's car (the same in which he was assassinated in 1963). 

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Canadian Pacific railroad snow plow.

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 There were a lot of VIP vehicles of various kinds, from Tom Thumb's horse-drawn carriage, to various Presidential limousines. This is Henry Ford's private rail car. It has a stateroom, parlor, observation lounge, and kitchen, and would have been manned by a porter and chef. Private rail cars and trains were the private jets of their day.

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Steam engine dating from the late 18th Century. As a Napoleonic period reenactor I find it awesome that such large machinery was being built so early.

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The Rosa Parks bus.




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"The Internet in a Box" ....
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Buckmeister Fuller house.

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An ornate stove from the art deco era.

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Early Boeing aircraft, a biplane hauling mail, and two passengers...

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A mock-up of the Boeing cabin.

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An autogyro.

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The mighty Allegheny locomotive.

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Horse-drawn kerosene tanker from the late 1800s. 

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Pre- First World War steam-driven car, the Stanley Steamer.

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A firefighting hand pump dated to the 1760s.

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c. 1915 Electric toaster. I like the design, its much sleeker than modern toasters.

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Ornate rail carriage.

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1850's era locomotive and carriage.

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Controls and firebox of the Allegheny. The coal was actually shoveled in mechanically. 

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Allegheny. My head comes up to just above the white drive shaft.

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By 1900, most US cities had mastered light rail. Then, in the 1940s and 50s auto companies bought up many streetcar companies and converted them to buses.